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21 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Carrie Waterman (Victoria)

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Current city/Major at the Mount:

My name is Carrie Waterman, which is weird to type because I’m so used to Carrie Victoria. (More on that soon.) I’m originally from Georgia, but I traveled to New York so that I could attend Mount Saint Mary College. I majored in English and minored in Psychology and Journalism.

Right – Carrie Waterman (Victoria) at her graduation with then-fiance Cody Waterman. Continue Reading

20 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Megan Capurso

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Megan Capurso

Current city: Beacon, NY / Garrison, NY

Major at the Mount: Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Religious Studies and Psychology

Right, Megan Capurso with a fellow Cap Corp Volunteer at a recruitment fair in November 2014.

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

In March of 2014, I was accepted to a year of service program. I now work at Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries (CYFM), a retreat center run by the Capuchin Franciscans, as a Cap Corp Volunteer (CCV). We minister to teenagers and young adults in the Church through running retreats, giving witness talks, leading small talk discussions, and being present for them in relational ministry. I now live in a house with the other six volunteers in Beacon, NY. In addition to running retreats, I am the co-leader of a youth group in Pearl River, along with one of my fellow CCVs. While this year has been, by far, the busiest I have ever had, it is most definitely the most joyful, God-filled, and rewarding as well. Continue Reading

20 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Karen Borst

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Karen Borst

Current city: Levittown, NY

Major at the Mount: Mathematics and Adolescent Education 7-12 with a middle school extension 5-6

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?  

I am working at IS73 in Maspeth, Queens as a 6th grade mathematics teacher and am also attending Queens College for my master’s degree in Literacy Education, 5-12.

How did the Mount prepare you for life after college?

The Mount helped me to grow up and be independent, having the confidence to lead my own classes. It also helped me to decipher student needs and to effectively teach students, given different useful strategies.   Continue Reading

19 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Nicole Armocida

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Nicole Armocida

Current city: Franklin Square, NY

Major at the Mount: History with a certification in Elementary and Special Education

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

I was recently offered a Teacher’s Assistant position at the West End school in the Lynbrook school district. I am ecstatic to be working in a school, getting my “foot in the door,” and gaining more teaching experience! Also, since graduating from the Mount, I have begun my grad school journey at Queens College in the Literacy B-6th grade program. While I do miss being at the Mount, I am grateful for all the opportunities that I have been given since graduating and I could not be any more prepared to continue with this new chapter in my life. Continue Reading

19 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Emily Blew

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This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.

Emily Blew

Current city: New Brunswick, NJ

Major at the Mount: Nursing

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

In June, I traveled to Italy with my family. It was an amazing trip and I felt like it was a great reward after 4 years of nursing school. Then I took my boards, passed, and started applying for jobs.

Currently, I feel so fortunate to be working my dream job right out of school! I am a labor and delivery nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I love what I do and enjoy the people I work with.

What advice would you give for students in your major about life after college?

My biggest advice to current nursing students, and all students, is to really enjoy what is left of college! You will soon miss staying up all night with friends, having movie nights, doing club activities, and all the social aspects of college. You make new friends in the “real world,” but it’s different when they are your co-workers. Just enjoy having few responsibilities and don’t rush towards graduation!